Cost of Living Comparison Between Rome and Kuala Lumpur 

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Cost of Living in Kuala Lumpur is 38.7% lower than in Rome (without rent)
Cost of Living Including Rent in Kuala Lumpur is 44.3% lower than in Rome
Rent Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 56.6% lower than in Rome
Restaurant Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 55.3% lower than in Rome
Groceries Prices in Kuala Lumpur are 26.2% lower than in Rome
Local Purchasing Power in Kuala Lumpur is 24.5% higher than in Rome
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Restaurants
Rome Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit Difference
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant 15.00 €
(76.51 RM)
3.87 €
(19.72 RM)
     -74.2 %
Meal for 2 People, Mid-range Restaurant, Three-course 60.00 €
(306.03 RM)
27.53 €
(140.40 RM)
     -54.1 %
McMeal at McDonalds (or Equivalent Combo Meal) 10.00 €
(51.01 RM)
3.92 €
(20.00 RM)
     -60.8 %
Domestic Beer (1 pint draught) 5.00 €
(25.50 RM)
3.04 €
(15.50 RM)
     -39.2 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 4.00 €
(20.40 RM)
4.90 €
(25.00 RM)
     +22.5 %
Cappuccino (regular) 1.47 €
(7.50 RM)
2.54 €
(12.95 RM)
     +72.7 %
Coke/Pepsi (12 oz small bottle) 2.08 €
(10.60 RM)
0.68 €
(3.49 RM)
     -67.1 %
Water (12 oz small bottle) 1.06 €
(5.42 RM)
0.42 €
(2.14 RM)
     -60.5 %
Markets
Rome Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Milk (regular), (1 gallon) 5.88 €
(29.98 RM)
5.91 €
(30.14 RM)
     +0.5 %
Loaf of Fresh White Bread (1 lb) 1.56 €
(7.95 RM)
0.74 €
(3.78 RM)
     -52.5 %
Rice (white), (1 lb) 1.14 €
(5.82 RM)
0.58 €
(2.94 RM)
     -49.4 %
Eggs (regular) (12) 3.52 €
(17.96 RM)
1.82 €
(9.27 RM)
     -48.4 %
Local Cheese (1 lb) 5.89 €
(30.04 RM)
5.38 €
(27.42 RM)
     -8.7 %
Chicken Fillets (1 lb) 4.69 €
(23.90 RM)
1.81 €
(9.26 RM)
     -61.3 %
Beef Round (1 lb) (or Equivalent Back Leg Red Meat) 6.99 €
(35.64 RM)
3.96 €
(20.18 RM)
     -43.4 %
Apples (1 lb) 0.94 €
(4.80 RM)
1.05 €
(5.38 RM)
     +12.0 %
Banana (1 lb) 0.84 €
(4.29 RM)
0.57 €
(2.91 RM)
     -32.3 %
Oranges (1 lb) 0.88 €
(4.48 RM)
1.04 €
(5.32 RM)
     +18.9 %
Tomato (1 lb) 1.08 €
(5.52 RM)
0.59 €
(3.03 RM)
     -45.2 %
Potato (1 lb) 0.67 €
(3.41 RM)
0.39 €
(2.01 RM)
     -41.0 %
Onion (1 lb) 0.71 €
(3.62 RM)
0.38 €
(1.94 RM)
     -46.3 %
Lettuce (1 head) 1.14 €
(5.79 RM)
0.89 €
(4.55 RM)
     -21.4 %
Water (1.5 liter bottle) 0.38 €
(1.93 RM)
0.59 €
(3.02 RM)
     +56.8 %
Bottle of Wine (Mid-Range) 3.50 €
(17.85 RM)
13.72 €
(70.00 RM)
     +292.1 %
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter bottle) 1.44 €
(7.35 RM)
2.71 €
(13.84 RM)
     +88.3 %
Imported Beer (12 oz small bottle) 2.04 €
(10.42 RM)
3.71 €
(18.92 RM)
     +81.5 %
Cigarettes 20 Pack (Marlboro) 6.00 €
(30.60 RM)
3.53 €
(18.00 RM)
     -41.2 %
Transportation
Rome Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
One-way Ticket (Local Transport) 1.50 €
(7.65 RM)
0.59 €
(3.00 RM)
     -60.8 %
Monthly Pass (Regular Price) 35.00 €
(178.52 RM)
9.80 €
(50.00 RM)
     -72.0 %
Taxi Start (Normal Tariff) 4.25 €
(21.68 RM)
0.98 €
(5.00 RM)
     -76.9 %
Taxi 1 mile (Normal Tariff) 2.41 €
(12.31 RM)
1.58 €
(8.05 RM)
     -34.6 %
Taxi 1hour Waiting (Normal Tariff) 31.50 €
(160.67 RM)
2.94 €
(15.00 RM)
     -90.7 %
Gasoline (1 gallon) 6.87 €
(35.02 RM)
1.52 €
(7.77 RM)
     -77.8 %
Volkswagen Golf 1.4 90 KW Trendline (Or Equivalent New Car) 24,350.00 €
(124,197.70 RM)
31,369.34 €
(160,000.00 RM)
     +28.8 %
Toyota Corolla Sedan 1.6l 97kW Comfort (Or Equivalent New Car) 25,581.25 €
(130,477.72 RM)
26,605.69 €
(135,702.91 RM)
     +4.0 %
Utilities (Monthly)
Rome Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Basic (Electricity, Heating, Cooling, Water, Garbage) for 915 sq ft Apartment 212.18 €
(1,082.25 RM)
54.55 €
(278.24 RM)
     -74.3 %
Mobile Phone Monthly Plan with Calls and 10GB+ Data 11.67 €
(59.50 RM)
9.75 €
(49.72 RM)
     -16.4 %
Internet (60 Mbps or More, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 27.66 €
(141.06 RM)
23.23 €
(118.48 RM)
     -16.0 %
Sports And Leisure
Rome Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Fitness Club, Monthly Fee for 1 Adult 57.50 €
(293.28 RM)
40.43 €
(206.21 RM)
     -29.7 %
Tennis Court Rent (1 Hour on Weekend) 18.36 €
(93.66 RM)
6.94 €
(35.42 RM)
     -62.2 %
Cinema, International Release, 1 Seat 10.00 €
(51.01 RM)
3.92 €
(20.00 RM)
     -60.8 %
Childcare
Rome Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Preschool (or Kindergarten), Full Day, Private, Monthly for 1 Child 473.16 €
(2,413.35 RM)
206.68 €
(1,054.17 RM)
     -56.3 %
International Primary School, Yearly for 1 Child 9,057.14 €
(46,196.15 RM)
6,318.43 €
(32,227.27 RM)
     -30.2 %
Clothing And Shoes
Rome Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
1 Pair of Jeans (Levis 501 Or Similar) 62.16 €
(317.03 RM)
45.91 €
(234.19 RM)
     -26.1 %
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store (Zara, H&M, ...) 28.27 €
(144.19 RM)
29.97 €
(152.86 RM)
     +6.0 %
1 Pair of Nike Running Shoes (Mid-Range) 74.47 €
(379.85 RM)
63.60 €
(324.41 RM)
     -14.6 %
1 Pair of Men Leather Business Shoes 95.00 €
(484.55 RM)
60.21 €
(307.08 RM)
     -36.6 %
Rent Per Month
Rome Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Apartment (1 bedroom) in City Centre 1,091.86 €
(5,569.06 RM)
468.50 €
(2,389.58 RM)
     -57.1 %
Apartment (1 bedroom) Outside of Centre 669.64 €
(3,415.53 RM)
318.40 €
(1,624.00 RM)
     -52.5 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) in City Centre 2,108.50 €
(10,754.45 RM)
910.97 €
(4,646.43 RM)
     -56.8 %
Apartment (3 bedrooms) Outside of Centre 1,244.74 €
(6,348.81 RM)
522.69 €
(2,666.00 RM)
     -58.0 %
Buy Apartment Price
Rome Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment in City Centre 638.52 €
(3,256.81 RM)
214.89 €
(1,096.07 RM)
     -66.3 %
Price per Square Feet to Buy Apartment Outside of Centre 310.51 €
(1,583.75 RM)
105.02 €
(535.66 RM)
     -66.2 %
Salaries And Financing
Rome Edit Kuala Lumpur Edit
Average Monthly Net Salary (After Tax) 1,695.49 €
(8,647.87 RM)
1,175.98 €
(5,998.09 RM)
     -30.6 %
Mortgage Interest Rate in Percentages (%), Yearly, for 20 Years Fixed-Rate 4.71 4.24      -10.0 %
Last update: May 2024May 2024
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